Dear GWP Friends and Colleagues,
We hope that you and your families are safe and that there will be some positive developments to stem the pandemic soon.
We have a few new resources to share with you:
A new publication and interactive e-book called Tools and Resources for Nature-Based Tourism. This has been a collaborative effort between the World Bank's Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice and the GWP.
And, a new technical guide to assist GWP countries in implementing community-based electric fences for the effective mitigation of human-elephant conflict.
The 2020 GWP Annual Conference will be taking place virtually December 1–3 with a mix of technical discussions and interactive breakout groups. This will be the fourth annual meeting the GWP has held (information on prior events can be found here)
. Due to the number of project teams in the program, the conference will be limited to only representatives and members working or partnering with GWP national projects.
This year, the conference aims to increase awareness of experiences from Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean on opportunities for a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 for wildlife and communities; enhance the understanding of the range of projects participating in the GWP; share good practices in project design, implementation, and adaptation to COVID-19; and explore opportunities to engage with the GWP Global Coordination Platform.
We look forward to continuing to collaborate on conservation and sustainable development.